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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BAL
5
3
CAL
@BOS
4
9
CHW
@DET
4
5
TOR
@MIN
1
6
SEA
@NYY
12
4
KCR
@TEX
10
6
PIT
@ATL
4
2
NYM
@LAD
2
5
PHI
@SDP
11
6
Monday, May 7, 1979, 7:35PM
, Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 14,242, Time of Game: 2:47
Royals
10
15-12
 Won 1 
3rd, 4 GB
at Rangers
6
14-12
 Lost 3 
4th, 4½ GB
L: Doc Medich (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  1  0   1  0  5   0  3  0   10 16  2
Rangers         3  0  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    6 13  2

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 .261 .720 0.033 1.26 0.115 -0.081 0.5 2 3
Hal McRae DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 .260 .763 0.003 1.23 0.073 -0.070 0.1 SF
Amos Otis CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 .333 .877 0.091 1.31 0.162 -0.072 0.4 3 1 2B
Darrell Porter C 3 2 2 1 2 0 .348 1.035 0.192 1.34 0.229 -0.037 1.6 5 0
Al Cowens RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 .304 .867 0.235 1.75 0.345 -0.111 2.8 1 0 HR
Pete LaCock 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .311 .803 0.067 1.11 0.090 -0.023 0.8 6 0
   John Wathan PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .739 -0.050 0.96 0.000 -0.050 -0.6 1 1
Clint Hurdle LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .262 .798 0.015 1.66 0.168 -0.153 0.4 0 0 2B,GDP
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .507 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Freddie Patek SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 .295 .670 0.003 0.81 0.058 -0.055 -0.2 3 4
U.L. Washington 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .889 -0.020 1.00 0.089 -0.109 -0.1 5 1 2B
Dennis Leonard P 1 0
   Eduardo Rodriguez P 0 1
   Marty Pattin P 0 1
Team Totals 42 10 16 8 2 2 .381 .924 0.567 1.24 1.329 -0.763 5.4 27 12
2B: U Washington (2, off S Comer); A Otis (6, off D Ellis); C Hurdle (8, off S Comer).
HR: A Cowens (4, off S Lyle; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: H McRae (2, off D Medich).
TB: A Cowens 5; A Otis 4; U Washington 2; P LaCock 2; D Porter 2; H McRae 2; C Hurdle 2; F Patek 2; G Brett.
GIDP: C Hurdle (1).
RBI: A Cowens 2 (24); U Washington (1); D Porter (27); P LaCock (10); G Brett (8); A Otis (15); H McRae (16).
2-out RBI: A Cowens 2; A Otis; U Washington; D Porter.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Brett-J Wathan.
E: U Washington (4); E Rodriguez (1).
Outfield Assists: A Otis (R Zisk at 1st base).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bump Wills 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .216 .565 -0.040 1.00 0.067 -0.108 -0.1 4 4 2B
Johnny Grubb LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 .204 .631 0.064 1.18 0.162 -0.099 1.2 2 0 HR,2B
   Larvell Blanks SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Oliver CF 5 1 0 0 0 1 .314 .837 -0.129 1.08 0.022 -0.152 -1.1 3 1
Richie Zisk RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 .224 .596 0.107 0.92 0.141 -0.033 0.8 1 0
Pat Putnam DH 5 2 2 2 0 0 .297 .777 -0.052 1.19 0.122 -0.175 0.6 HR
Buddy Bell 3B 5 0 3 2 0 0 .198 .572 0.128 0.50 0.134 -0.005 1.3 1 7 3B
Mike Jorgensen 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .267 .829 -0.001 0.84 0.042 -0.043 -0.7 12 0
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .188 .520 -0.063 1.61 0.063 -0.126 -0.5 3 0
Nelson Norman SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .217 .534 0.070 1.15 0.093 -0.023 0.3 1 2 SH
   Billy Sample PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .763 -0.016 0.62 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
Steve Comer P 0 0
   Doc Medich P 0 0
   Dave Rajsich P 0 1
   Dock Ellis P 0 0
   Sparky Lyle P 0 0
Team Totals 40 6 13 6 1 5 .325 .916 0.068 1.02 0.846 -0.780 1.4 27 15
2B: J Grubb (2, off D Leonard); B Wills (3, off D Leonard).
3B: B Bell (2, off D Leonard).
HR: J Grubb (2, off D Leonard; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); P Putnam (1, off D Leonard; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: N Norman (6, off E Rodriguez).
TB: J Grubb 6; P Putnam 5; B Bell 5; B Wills 3; R Zisk 2; J Sundberg; M Jorgensen.
RBI: B Bell 2 (18); P Putnam 2 (8); J Grubb 2 (7).
2-out RBI: P Putnam; B Bell.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Norman-B Wills-M Jorgensen.
E: B Bell (3); B Wills (8).
Outfield Assists: A Oliver (H McRae at home plate).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard 4.1 9 6 6 0 4 2 3.86 22 25 -0.281 0.62 -3.0
Eduardo Rodriguez, W (3-0) 2.1 4 0 0 1 1 0 4.76 12 1 1 0.071 1.78 0.1
Marty Pattin, S (2) 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.61 8 2 0 0.142 0.86 1.5
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 1 5 2 6.00 42 25 3 1 -0.068 1.02 -1.4

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Comer 5.1 10 6 6 2 1 0 3.83 28 23 -0.071 1.29 -1.5
Doc Medich, BS (1), L (0-2) 0.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 5.25 4 3 3 -0.394 2.39 -2.9
Dave Rajsich 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53 5 2 0 0.128 1.00 1.2
Dock Ellis 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.40 2 0 0 -0.008 0.95 -0.1
Sparky Lyle 1.1 2 2 2 0 1 1 4.29 6 1 1 -0.223 0.34 -2.2
Team Totals 9 16 10 9 2 2 1 9.00 45 23 6 4 -0.568 1.24 -5.4
Balks: None.
WP: E Rodriguez (3); D Medich (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Nelson, 1B - Johnny James, 2B - Mike Thompson, 3B - Joe Bob Taylor.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Night.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Texas Rangers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Bump Wills 2B
2 Hal McRae DH 2 Johnny Grubb LF
3 Amos Otis CF 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Darrell Porter C 4 Richie Zisk RF
5 Al Cowens RF 5 Pat Putnam DH
6 Pete LaCock 1B 6 Buddy Bell 3B
7 Clint Hurdle LF 7 Mike Jorgensen 1B
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 U.L. Washington 2B 9 Nelson Norman SS
Dennis Leonard P Steve Comer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 6-7 0 1-- OO TEX P. Putnam E. Rodriguez 16% 72% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: 3B-1B
t6 6-6 2 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 15% 65% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Otis Scores/No RBI/unER; Porter to 2B
t6 5-6 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis D. Medich 14% 46% Single to CF; Brett Scores
t8 7-6 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. Lyle 12% 85% Single to RF; Otis Scores
t2 1-3 0 12- OO KCR C. Hurdle S. Comer -11% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Cowens to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett S. Comer -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae S. Comer -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- O KCR A. Otis S. Comer -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- TEX B. Wills D. Leonard -6% 39% Double (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- R TEX J. Grubb D. Leonard -9% 30% Double to LF; Wills Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 5% 35% Fielder's Choice P unassisted; Grubb out at 3B/P
b1 1-0 1 1-- TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard -5% 30% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Oliver to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 RO TEX P. Putnam D. Leonard -1% 29% Groundout: CF-SS/Forceout at 2B; Oliver Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- R TEX B. Bell D. Leonard -9% 20% Triple to RF; Putnam Scores
b1 3-0 2 --3 O TEX M. Jorgensen D. Leonard 2% 22% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 3.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- KCR D. Porter S. Comer 3% 26% Walk
t2 0-3 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens S. Comer 8% 34% Single to CF; Porter to 3B
t2 0-3 0 1-3 R KCR P. LaCock S. Comer 6% 40% Single to CF; Porter Scores; Cowens to 2B
t2 1-3 0 12- OO KCR C. Hurdle S. Comer -11% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Cowens to 3B
t2 1-3 2 --3 O KCR F. Patek S. Comer -4% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 2% 27% Strikeout Looking
b2 3-1 1 --- O TEX N. Norman D. Leonard 1% 28% Strikeout
b2 3-1 2 --- TEX B. Wills D. Leonard -1% 27% Single to P/Bunt
b2 3-1 2 1-- O TEX J. Grubb D. Leonard 2% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 9-1-2
t3 1-3 0 --- O KCR U. Washington S. Comer -2% 26% Flyball: CF
t3 1-3 1 --- KCR G. Brett S. Comer 3% 29% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t3 1-3 1 1-- O KCR H. McRae S. Comer -3% 26% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 1-3 2 1-- KCR A. Otis S. Comer 2% 28% Single to LF; McRae to 2B
t3 1-3 2 12- KCR D. Porter S. Comer 4% 32% Walk; McRae to 3B; Otis to 2B
t3 1-3 2 123 O KCR A. Cowens S. Comer -8% 24% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 2% 25% Strikeout
b3 3-1 1 --- O TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- R TEX P. Putnam D. Leonard -8% 18% Home Run
b3 4-1 2 --- TEX B. Bell D. Leonard -1% 17% Single to CF
b3 4-1 2 1-- O TEX M. Jorgensen D. Leonard 1% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 4.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 6-7-8
t4 1-4 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock S. Comer -2% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-4 1 --- O KCR C. Hurdle S. Comer -1% 15% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 1-4 2 --- KCR F. Patek S. Comer 1% 16% Single to RF
t4 1-4 2 1-- R KCR U. Washington S. Comer 9% 25% Double to LF; Patek Scores
t4 2-4 2 -2- O KCR G. Brett S. Comer -4% 21% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
b4 4-2 0 --- O TEX J. Sundberg D. Leonard 2% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-2 1 --- O TEX N. Norman D. Leonard 1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-2 2 --- O TEX B. Wills D. Leonard 1% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 4.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-4, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 2-3-4
t5 2-4 0 --- KCR H. McRae S. Comer 5% 30% Single to LF
t5 2-4 0 1-- O KCR A. Otis S. Comer -4% 25% Flyball: LF
t5 2-4 1 1-- O KCR D. Porter S. Comer -4% 22% Flyball: CF
t5 2-4 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens S. Comer -3% 19% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b5 4-2 0 --- R TEX J. Grubb D. Leonard -7% 12% Home Run
b5 5-2 0 --- O TEX A. Oliver D. Leonard 1% 12% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-2 1 --- TEX R. Zisk D. Leonard -1% 11% Single to CF
Eduardo Rodriguez replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b5 5-2 1 1-- TEX P. Putnam E. Rodriguez -3% 9% Single to RF; Zisk to 3B
b5 5-2 1 1-3 RO TEX B. Bell E. Rodriguez -1% 8% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Zisk Scores
b5 6-2 2 1-- TEX M. Jorgensen E. Rodriguez -0% 7% Wild Pitch; Bell to 2B
b5 6-2 2 -2- O TEX M. Jorgensen E. Rodriguez 1% 8% Strikeout
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Rangers 6.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Behind 2-6, Rangers' Steve Comer facing 6-7-8
t6 2-6 0 --- KCR P. LaCock S. Comer 3% 11% Single to RF
t6 2-6 0 1-- KCR C. Hurdle S. Comer 8% 19% Double to CF; LaCock to 3B
t6 2-6 0 -23 KCR F. Patek S. Comer 5% 24% Single to P; LaCock stays at 3B; Hurdle stays at 2B
t6 2-6 0 123 O KCR U. Washington S. Comer -7% 17% Popfly: 3B
t6 2-6 1 123 R KCR G. Brett S. Comer 9% 26% Single to RF; LaCock Scores; Hurdle to 3B; Patek to 2B
Doc Medich replaces Steve Comer pitching
t6 3-6 1 123 R KCR H. McRae D. Medich 9% 34% Wild Pitch; Hurdle Scores; Patek to 3B; Brett to 2B
t6 4-6 1 -23 RO KCR H. McRae D. Medich -2% 32% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Patek Scores; Brett to 3B
t6 5-6 2 --3 R KCR A. Otis D. Medich 14% 46% Single to CF; Brett Scores
t6 6-6 2 1-- KCR D. Porter D. Medich 4% 50% Single to LF; Otis to 3B
t6 6-6 2 1-3 R KCR A. Cowens D. Medich 15% 65% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Otis Scores/No RBI/unER; Porter to 2B
Dave Rajsich replaces Doc Medich pitching
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (1B) batting 6th
t6 7-6 2 12- O KCR J. Wathan D. Rajsich -5% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-7, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
John Wathan moves from PH to 1B
b6 6-7 0 --- TEX J. Sundberg E. Rodriguez -6% 54% Single to LF
b6 6-7 0 1-- TEX N. Norman E. Rodriguez -9% 45% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Sundberg to 2B
b6 6-7 0 12- O TEX B. Wills E. Rodriguez 9% 54% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Norman to 2B
b6 6-7 1 12- O TEX J. Grubb E. Rodriguez 8% 62% Flyball: RF
b6 6-7 2 12- O TEX A. Oliver E. Rodriguez 8% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 6.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-6, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 7-8-9
t7 7-6 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle D. Rajsich -3% 67% Groundout: P-1B
t7 7-6 1 --- O KCR F. Patek D. Rajsich -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 7-6 2 --- O KCR U. Washington D. Rajsich -1% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-7, Royals' Eduardo Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
Willie Wilson replaces Clint Hurdle playing LF batting 7th
b7 6-7 0 --- TEX R. Zisk E. Rodriguez -8% 56% Walk
b7 6-7 0 1-- OO TEX P. Putnam E. Rodriguez 16% 72% Double Play: Bunt Popfly: 3B-1B
b7 6-7 2 --- TEX B. Bell E. Rodriguez -3% 69% Single to LF
b7 6-7 2 1-- TEX M. Jorgensen E. Rodriguez -4% 65% Single to RF; Bell to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Eduardo Rodriguez pitching
b7 6-7 2 12- O TEX J. Sundberg M. Pattin 9% 74% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 7, Rangers 6.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-6, Rangers' Dave Rajsich facing 1-2-3
t8 7-6 0 --- O KCR G. Brett D. Rajsich -2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Dock Ellis replaces Dave Rajsich pitching
t8 7-6 1 --- KCR H. McRae D. Ellis 2% 75% Single to LF
t8 7-6 1 1-- O KCR A. Otis D. Ellis -2% 73% Double to CF; McRae out at Hm/CF-2B-C
Sparky Lyle replaces Dock Ellis pitching
t8 7-6 2 -2- R KCR D. Porter S. Lyle 12% 85% Single to RF; Otis Scores
t8 8-6 2 1-- RR KCR A. Cowens S. Lyle 11% 96% Home Run; Porter Scores
t8 10-6 2 --- O KCR J. Wathan S. Lyle -0% 96% Popfly: 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-10, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 9-1-2
Billy Sample pinch hits for Nelson Norman (SS) batting 9th
b8 6-10 0 --- O TEX B. Sample M. Pattin 2% 97% Lineout: 2B
b8 6-10 1 --- O TEX B. Wills M. Pattin 1% 98% Popfly: 2B
b8 6-10 2 --- O TEX J. Grubb M. Pattin 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Rangers 6.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 10-6, Rangers' Sparky Lyle facing 7-8-9
Larvell Blanks replaces Johnny Grubb (LF) playing SS batting 2nd
Billy Sample moves from PH to LF
t9 10-6 0 --- O KCR W. Wilson S. Lyle -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 10-6 1 --- O KCR F. Patek S. Lyle -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 10-6 2 --- O KCR U. Washington S. Lyle -0% 98% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Rangers 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 6-10, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 3-4-5
b9 6-10 0 --- TEX A. Oliver M. Pattin -2% 96% Reached on E4 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball)
b9 6-10 0 1-- O TEX R. Zisk M. Pattin 2% 98% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 6-10 1 1-- O TEX P. Putnam M. Pattin 1% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 6-10 2 1-- O TEX B. Bell M. Pattin 1% 100% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Rangers 6.

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